Skip to comments.A mother's journey to bearing arms
Posted on 04/04/2013 6:28:34 AM PDT by marktwain
(CNN) -- I am the mother of three amazing children. Before having children, I was a firm believer that guns were dangerous. But I did nothing to educate myself about guns or gun safety. I feared the unknown and the danger guns seemed to possess.
But after 10 years, I now have a gun in my home. Listening to President Obama's news conference on Thursday marking 100 days after Sandy Hook, and the whole gun control debate, prompted me to get my viewpoint across.
I married a U.S. Marine. He of course was a firm believer in his right to bear arms. This posed no issue until our son was born. I was adamant that no gun be allowed in our home, while he felt quite the opposite. We agreed on one gun locked in a safe, and his other hunting guns were stored at his parents.'
Slowly over the years, I became more and more fearful of being home alone on the nights he worked, especially after I had children. We were living in Maryland on a farm in the middle of nowhere. One night, I got a call from my husband telling me to lock all doors and windows as he had just spoken with a sheriff down the road who was looking for an escaped convict.
I was terrified.
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Yeah, shocking. Somebody’ll get fired over letting this through the PC screen.
Thanks for the great article. (From CNN even)
I have no doubt her Marine husband taught her to keep pulling the trigger until the threat was... well, no longer a threat.
He of course was a firm believer in his right to bear arms. This posed no issue until our son was born. I was adamant that no gun be allowed in our home, while he felt quite the opposite. We agreed on one gun locked in a safe, and his other hunting guns were stored at his parents.'
If that's "firm," I'd hate to encounter "hen-pecked" in a dark alley.
I'm glad to see the woman has opened her eyes, but am having some difficulty imagining a Marine letting his wife insist he keep his guns at his parents' house.
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